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Frederick Charles Eden  ( 1864 - 1944 )

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born in Brighton Sussex 1864
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died in Marlborough Wiltshire 1944
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occupation Architect
Biography
 1864 He was a pupil of Bodley and Garner. A second cousin to Elham resident (Robert) Anthony Eden (PM 1955-1957), he started as an architect, but concentrated increasingly on the design of church fittings and stained glass, setting up a studio in Red Lion Square, London around 1910. He was an advocate of clear, crisp use of colour (cf his work at Trevethin). This combination followed the principles of the Art Workers Guild, to which he belonged.

At the end of St. Mary's church are the organ loft, font cover and baptistry, all designed by F.C. Eden, who restored the church in the early 1900s. He also designed the west window of the south aisle as part of a larger scheme which was not completed.

There appears to be a connection with the incumbent vicar, Alard de Bourbel. F.C.Eden's uncle Henley Eden played cricket for The Easter Club alongside Alard's father Augustus. There is reference to a game in 1853 against St. John's Wood at Lord's in which both played. Augustus also played a first-class match for the MCC. F.C.Eden

 1900 Remodelled interiors of Bustrode Park in a Neo-Geirgian style Bulstrode Park
 1908 Wrote "Fonts and Font Covers" with Francis Bond. Illustrated by 426 photographs and drawings, published by H.Frowde of London. Font Covers
c1908 Restored and refitted the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Elham British Listed Buildings
 1919 Designed the Cookham Dean War Memoria Roll of Honour
Biography

1864
He was a pupil of Bodley and Garner. A second cousin to Elham resident (Robert) Anthony Eden (PM 1955-1957), he started as an architect, but concentrated increasingly on the design of church fittings and stained glass, setting up a studio in Red Lion Square, London around 1910. He was an advocate of clear, crisp use of colour (cf his work at Trevethin). This combination followed the principles of the Art Workers Guild, to which he belonged.

At the end of St. Mary's church are the organ loft, font cover and baptistry, all designed by F.C. Eden, who restored the church in the early 1900s. He also designed the west window of the south aisle as part of a larger scheme which was not completed.

There appears to be a connection with the incumbent vicar, Alard de Bourbel. F.C.Eden's uncle Henley Eden played cricket for The Easter Club alongside Alard's father Augustus. There is reference to a game in 1853 against St. John's Wood at Lord's in which both played. Augustus also played a first-class match for the MCC.

F.C.Eden

1900
Remodelled interiors of Bustrode Park in a Neo-Geirgian style

Bulstrode Park

1908
Wrote "Fonts and Font Covers" with Francis Bond. Illustrated by 426 photographs and drawings, published by H.Frowde of London.

Font Covers

c 1908
Restored and refitted the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Elham

British Listed Buildings

1919
Designed the Cookham Dean War Memoria

Roll of Honour